College Survival Guide
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This mini-survival guide has been prepared especially for YOU in an attempt to make your transition into the college environment a smooth one. RLC Student Services understands your frustration! We have been listening . . . and we know you often have found yourself saying, “NOBODY TOLD ME!” So, we put together a list that hopefully will answer many of your questions about life at Rend Lake College.


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The Commencement ceremony is the culmination of the student’s program of study. Each May, Rend Lake College conducts a graduation exercise whereby faculty, staff, family and friends come together to recognize and honor academic achievements. All eligible degree and certificate recipients are encouraged to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Participation in this ceremony is allowed prior to verification of completion of final courses. Learn more.


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The Learning Enhancement Center is the central resource for academic help and transition services on Rend Lake College’s campus. Tutors are available to help students in core subject areas and workshops are conducted to provide transition assistance. The Learning Specialist, Sue Cunningham, is on hand to answer questions or to assist students with study and note taking skills. The LEC is conveniently located in the North Oasis.